Systems Administrator II, IT Architecture and Strategy, University of Texas, Austin


To provide application support/integration and system administration support for the University of Texas Libraries.

Essential Functions

Perform system administration using standard UNIX tools and utilities including day-to-day system administration functions such as user support, trouble shooting, server configuration, and facilitating backups. Provide system support of applications and services running on UNIX servers, and for networked storage services. Install, configure and maintain open source and proprietary applications. Respond to emergency situations involving system problems, downtime and security breaches. Evaluate, recommend, plan, implement, and document enhancements to production systems. Monitor all critical network and system events. Conduct Project and status meetings with staff and UT community.

Required Qualifications

Strong knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures in systems administration. Ability to learn university system. Professional experience in UNIX-based system integration, administration and support. Solid understanding of UNIX-based operating systems(Solaris, Linux) and of networking and distributed computing environment concepts. Familiarity with 1) software package management systems, patches, and software compilation 2) concepts such as RAID, hardware diagnostics, backups, replication, failure-recovery procedures 3) SQL and RDBMS systems(MySQL, Postgres). Able to program in an administrative language (Perl, Python, a shell) and automate processes, to make presentations to customers and peers and work closely with management, to analyze and resolve complex technical issues to meet customers needs and to operate with changing priorities and deal with highly varied tasks. Expertise with standard concepts, practice and procedures in systems administration. Able to work independently, collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. Relies on experience, proficiency to plan and accomplish goals. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organization skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or other technical field or 5 years or more of equivalent experience. Five years or more of professional experience in UNIX-based system integration, administration and support. Experience configuring network file systems(e.g. NFS, CIFS), managing storage systems (e.g. NAS, SAN) and managing network firewalls, switches(especially load balancing switches) and routers. Significant programming background in an applicable language (e.g. PHP, Java). Experience managing DNS, LDAP, Apache, WordPress, Drupal, Tomcat, MySQL, Postgres, Nagios, Sendmail. Experience with server performance measurement. Proven superior information technology troubleshooting and diagnostic skills. Experience in a digital library environment. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills. Evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Experience related to the duties. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Provide a statement detailing your salary requirements Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

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Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $4,833 – $5,416
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 15-01-14-01-9316
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

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